Archive for Joe Lencioni


Joe has been a member of Web Services since January of 2002. As the Associate Director of Software Engineering, he designs and builds web-based applications for the campus community. He enjoys crafting elegant and intuitive user interfaces and contemplating things like information architecture and typography. Joe is always looking for ways to use innovative new technologies on the web.

 

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

My past 11 years at Gustavus as student-turned-employee have been wonderful, but this is my last month at Gustavus. It is now time for us to part ways. It is difficult for me to let go of something that I have spent countless hours thinking about and working on: the Gustavus website. But, I know […]

Gustavus Search 

New Search and Profiles

We have been working hard integrating alumni information into the Gribly. This summer, we completed the first major phase of that project which brought major changes to searching, the Gribly, profiles, and account tools. This quick rundown will give you an overview of the best and biggest of what’s new. Search and the Gribly We […]

Now Hiring

Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking a Web Developer to work as a member of Web Services to program and provide support for the maintenance and augmentation of the College’s web presence. As a key component of this dynamic office, this individual is expected to be organized, resourceful, and able to effectively collaborate within a team […]

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+1 Blog Posts and Calendar Items

Today, Google announced the rollout of their +1 button. We have added it to blog posts and calendar items alongside the tweet and like buttons. Start +1-ing away! If you have any ideas for other great places to add these buttons, please let us know!

Online Sound Library 

Introducing the Online Sound Library

Over the past couple of years, we have been working with the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library to digitize their sound library and present it on the web in an easy-to-use way. Yesterday, this enormous project was completed. The entire sound library has been digitized and all of the liner notes have been scanned.

The Fold is a Myth

When designing your website, it is easy to get distracted by the unimportant details. One that keeps popping up is the idea of "the fold" and that content must appear above this imaginary line. Why is the fold an unimportant detail? Because it doesn't exist. At least not how you think it might.

Now Hiring

We have a job opening in Web Services for a Web Developer. Here’s posting: Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking a Web Developer to work as a member of Web Services to program and provide support for the maintenance and augmentation of the College’s web presence. As a key component of this dynamic office, this individual […]

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Suggestions for Contribute Next…

Adobe, the company that makes Contribute, is asking for suggestions for the next version of Contribute. Is there any particular nagging issue that you would want us to focus on future release? We would love to hear from first hand Contribute users. We are looking at suggestion on bugs to be fixed, workflow enhancements, feature request, […]

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9 Easy Tips for Effective Gustavus Websites

For most people, putting together a website is a pretty big project; putting together an effective website can be a Herculean effort. We hope you consider these easy tips to make sure all of your effort is focused where it counts.

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Calendar Events in Google Search Results

Google search for "gustavus football" Google has recently started showing our calendar events next to many search results at Gustavus. Want to know what’s happening at Gustavus? Search for gustavus. Wondering when the next big game is? Search for gustavus football. Curious about what the SAO has been up to? Search for gustavus student activities. […]